RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has set a Guinness World Record for the lowest energy-consuming desalination plant in the world.

The new plant operates at 2.27 kilowatt per hour per cubic meter of desalinated water.

SWCC said it aims to “strengthen its global leadership in the desalination industry, continue its plans to achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, and enable local content in all its current and future development projects.”

The Saudi government corporation said it invested its engineering and research expertise to expand the design innovation, implementation and supply of the new high-efficiency desalination plant that consumes less energy and is more flexible in operation and mobility.

Its national cadres contributed to achieving the global record, which “enhances operational efficiency and contributes to reducing energy consumption to unprecedented levels meticulously with its research institute over seven months.”

The new plant operates with environmentally friendly reverse osmosis technology that has been implemented with the latest international specifications and standards to develop supply chains. It reduces operational costs and achieves profitable financial returns, the SWCC said.

SWCC won the Guinness World Record in 2019 for the biggest desalinated water plant with a production of 5.6 million cubic meters of water a day. It also broke its 2018 world record of five million cubic meters of water a day.

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